Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Cast

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Countess Larish (as Genevieve Page)
Andréa Parisy ...
Princess Stephanie (as Andrea Parisy)
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Maurice Teynac ...
Moritz Szeps
Mony Dalmès ...
Baroness Vetsera (as Mony Dalmes)
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Bratfisch
Fabienne Dali ...
Mizzi Kaspar
Roger Pigaut ...
Count Karolyi
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Loschek (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Véronique Vendell ...
Lisl Stockau (as Veronique Vendell)
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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No one woman could satisfy him...until he fell in love.

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Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related scenes | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mayerling faciasi  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner Classic Movies)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)| (UK release) (RCA Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Ferrer had planned to produce, and director Terence Young had worked with his wife Audrey Hepburn in " Wait Until Dark " the previous year. Ferrer was still listed as producer up to 1967 but by the time production began, the Hepburn - Ferrer marriage was no more, and Ferrer was no longer involved. See more »

Goofs

The Prince of Wales says that Wilhelm (referring to Kaiser Wilhelm II) was his "cousin" when in fact he was his nephew. The Prince of Wales was the son of Queen Victoria; Kaiser Wilhelm was her grandson. See more »

Quotes

Prince of Wales: Incidentally, why are there always red carpets?
Archduke Rudolf: Stations make great places for assassinations. On the red carpet, the blood doesn't show.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear against of a colour-changing background of glass frosted with ice flowers. At times, the ice is cleared, as though by a warm breath, and reveals the double-headed eagle of the Austro-Hungarian empire. See more »

Connections

Featured in Vienna: The Years Remembered (1968) See more »

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Radetzky-Marsch
Composed by Johann Strauss Sr.
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what i would say
2 June 2002 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

The Crown Prince Rudolph and Baroness Maria Vetsera are brilliantly played in this motion picture.i highly recommend it to anyone interested in late 19th century Austro-Hungarian history. But bear in mind that the movie, although marvellously done, was based on Anet's book, which is a novel based on the story of what actually happened, so there will be some anomalies, and scenes which did not actually take place. But it is a fantastic movie, Mason's portrayal of the Emperor Franz is particularly superb. I have been trying to locate this movie but I cannot find it available anywhere for purchase, anyone who knows how, please contact me.

The tragedy of Mayerling is discovered by each new generation, and with each of those generations, the mystery of it becomes unsolved again. It continues to fascinate everyone who has delved into it, and I am no exception to this. The movie is a marvellous introduction to those discovering Mayerling, but it could be misleading for those looking into it for the first time, from a research point of view. I recommend it particularly to those who know more about the Tragedy, so they can appreciate its brilliance as a movie, and learn the exact historical facts for themselves. With compliments, elisabeth, uk.


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